Unusual Plants Fair back for its 29th edition!

Enjoy the Unusual Plants Fair, at Gilbert White’s House & Gardens and treat your father or grandfather to plants, beer and a BBQ! This is the 29th edition of the Unusual Plants Fair being held over Father’s Day weekend - June 18-19.   Prepare to be dazzled by the wondrous

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A chance to get closer to the natural world – at Nature Day

A chance to get closer to the natural world – at Nature Day Reconnect with the natural world at Gilbert White’s House and Gardens’ annual Nature Day on May 15. We are hosting a range of interactive family activities throughout the day, that will bring you closer to our native

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Gilbert White plan for Tap Room

Gilbert White’s House & Gardens has announced plans to work with the Derek Warwick Developments to open a Tap Room in a section of the historic building later in the year. The Queens, which had been a public house for centuries closed in 2016 and has been empty for six

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Watching Narrowly

‘As to the short-winged soft-billed birds, which come trooping in such numbers in the spring, I am at a loss even what to suspect about them. I watched them narrowly this year, and saw them abound till about Michaelmas, when they appeared no longer.’ - Gilbert White (The Natural History

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The Field Studies Centre – the heart of outdoor learning

Whether it’s drizzling, a little chilly or a balmy Summer’s day, our education leaders, Fiona and Nina, are always out in the field, passing on their valuable knowledge and skills to the next generation of naturalists. Have you ever wondered what educational activities are offered at the Field Studies Centre

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Antarctic Anniversaries – Places in the UK to connect with our Antarctic Heritage

This year marks a significant milestone for British Antarctic heritage with the 100th anniversary of the death of polar explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton and the 110th anniversary of the death of Captain Robert Falcon Scott better known as “Scott of the Antarctic”. Shackleton (1874-1922) is famous for saving his

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Chairs meet to discuss the future

Chairman of East Hampshire District Council Adam Carew met with chairman of Gilbert White's House & Gardens Professor Khalid Aziz to discuss the future plans of the museum last week.

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2021 Highlights

2021 hasn't been an easy year for anyone. But despite the lockdowns and the uncertainty the museum, garden and café have had a lot of successes! January& February: We began the year in lock down but White's café and the garden kept on going giving locals somewhere to stretch their

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Retracing Scott & Amundsen’s Journey to the South Pole. Part 7

Written & Researched by Dr Anthony Fogg We now begin the final part of the story of the Scott and Amundsen expeditions to the South Pole. Amundsen had reached the geographical South Pole and was now heading back north to Framheim, his base in the Bay of Whales. Scott was

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Gilbert White’s Brewery Officially Opens.

The Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire Nigel Atkinson opened Gilbert White’s Brewery on the 11th October at Gilbert White’s House & Gardens in Selborne. Lord-Lieutenant Nigel Atkinson with Brewers Gren Earney, John Elder, Steve Scott, Margaret Barnfield and Andy Murphy. Gilbert White’s Brewery is based within Gilbert White’s original brewhouse built

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